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Cape Town has less than 100 days of water left

Cape Town, the crown jewel of South Africa’s tourism industry, has 100 days before it runs out of water. After two years of the least rainfall on record, the average level of the six main dams that supply the city of 3,7m

Cape Town MyCiTi buses to get free Wi-Fi

The City of Cape Town has announced the launch of a free Wi-Fi pilot on buses. Wi-Fi has been installed on 10 MyCiTi buses in a pilot phase that will be expanded to all 380 vehicles. “Once the service has been tested

Free Wi-Fi for Cape Town buses

The City of Cape Town has taken the first steps to making Wi-Fi Internet access readily available to passengers on MyCiTi buses, it said in a statement on Thursday. “The city has issued a tender for a service provider to install

‘This is disrespect of the highest order’

Broadcast signal distributor Sentech received a hard rap across the knuckles from members of parliament’s communications portfolio committee on Tuesday for its late distribution of crucial documents. “This is disrespect of the highest order,” ANC MP Eric Kholwane said, after members heard an apology and explanation from Sentech board chairman Quraysh Patel for MPs only receiving copies of his organisation’s revised strategic plan that morning.

Sentech booted from parliament

Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications called off a meeting it was due to hold with executives from dysfunctional state-owned signal distributor Sentech on Tuesday morning. Sentech flew four company members, including its chairman, Quraysh Patel, to Cape Town this week to present its turnaround strategy to the committee. However, Sentech’s “plan for sustainability” did not reach the parliamentarians until Tuesday morning, giving them no time to review the document ahead of the meeting.

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